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Embrace Change
Saturday, July 06, 2013      6 comments

As I watch my niece get ready for her wedding on September 1st, I think back to my own wedding almost 38 years ago. I absolutely knew that I was marrying a wonderful man who had solid values, but I had no clue what I was in for! I wonder if an... Read more
Tweaking Today
Friday, July 05, 2013      7 comments

Just got back from vacation and then celebrated 4th of July by taking my 90 year old mother-in-law that is in a wheelchair to her reunion over 2 hours away. It was an adventure, to say the least, but she remembers parts of it and some of the pe... Read more
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
Thursday, July 04, 2013      4 comments

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Everything I Wanted!
Wednesday, July 03, 2013      4 comments

About 10 days ago I posted a blog about anticipating my vacation and called it, "All I Ever Needed." It was what I needed AND wanted: beach, mountains, family, old friends, new friends, anticipated and unanticipated days, but always joyful. I... Read more
All I Ever Needed!
Friday, June 21, 2013      7 comments

"Vacation, all I ever wanted. Vacation, had to get away." - The Go-Go's Hmmm...should we go to the beach or the mountains? Let me think...BOTH! First, the beach for a few days by ourselves and then to the mountains to see our son. Perfec... Read more
Noble Art!
Thursday, June 20, 2013      6 comments

This motto is going to be in front of me for the next two days until I board a plane at 6:30 on Saturday! Lots of "have-to-do" things before I am done tomorrow at 3:00. I ha... Read more
Summer! Really!
Wednesday, June 19, 2013      7 comments

It is the first day of summer. At 11:30 this morning. Really! Our students get out then. Every year at this time I think of my own summer vacations. Some years a vacatio... Read more
Tuesday, June 18, 2013      5 comments

1 1/2 days left with kids and every year I remember these words. So true!... Read more
But It's All Good!
Monday, June 17, 2013      6 comments

I feel like this woman! All week! 2 1/2 days left of kids. All the paperwork that needs to be done. Classroom ready for the cleaners at 3:30 on Friday. Keeping summer sch... Read more
Sunday, June 16, 2013      3 comments

One of my favorite lines is from "Les Miserables" by Victor Hugo - "To love another person is to see the face of God." I have been lucky enough to have had in my life for 40 years a person that epitomizes this quote. He has loved me no matter ... Read more
Post-Flag Day
Saturday, June 15, 2013      6 comments

Great lesson yesterday in trying not to stress the things you can't control and fix as quickly as possible the things you can! We got bumped out of the aud. for our last rehearsal in the morning, which we found out after we went down and set it... Read more
Happy Flag Day!
Friday, June 14, 2013      8 comments

For most people, Flag Day probably isn't on their top 5 list of holidays. For 18 years of my life, Flag Day is extremely important. Why? This is a big day for all our firs... Read more
My Gardens - Work or Pleasure?
Thursday, June 13, 2013      4 comments

I will admit it. I love my gardens, but I am not one of those who can't wait to get out there everyday. It is a chore to me, most of the time. I don't mind weeding that much (since I don't have as many as I used to) and trimming my hydrangeas... Read more
End of Year Joy
Wednesday, June 12, 2013      7 comments

Yesterday was an end-of-year concert for all our kiddos, K-6. This duo is always fantastic, and yesterday was no exception. Lots of audience participation, even dancing in ... Read more
Master of One's Mind
Tuesday, June 11, 2013      5 comments

Who is in charge here? My lack of control or me? Although it's gotten a lot better, I have those time when I don't even think. I just have or do what everyone else is doing. When we go out, I am trying to have a plan in place. Then, while I... Read more

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